Workshop Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards

Understanding of the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia – Networking Workshop Agenda 10-11 October 2017, Depok, Indonesia Summary Five parallel programmes are being developed which aim to improve understanding of the impacts of hydrometeorological hazard, such as floods, droughts, landslides and storm surges, in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

The  funding  partners  for  each country  are: • Indonesia – The Ministry of Research, Technology  and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti) • Malaysia – Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) • Philippines – The Philippine  Council for  Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research  and  Development  (DOST- PCIEERD) •  Thailand – Thailand  Research Fund (TRF) •  Viet Nam – National Foundation for Science & Technology Development (NAFOSTED) • UK – Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Economic and Social Research Council  (ESRC) Aims of workshop This  workshop  hosted  by  the  Ministry  of  Research,  Technology  and  Higher  Education  of  the Republic of Indonesia (Ristekdikti) and the University of Indonesia over two days aims to: 1.To launch the five  ‘Understanding  of  the Impacts  of  Hydrometeorological  Hazards  in South East Asia’ programme  interdisciplinary  calls  and  present  an  overview  of  the  call aims and objectives. 2.  To facilitate links between research communities from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam and the UK in the area of hydrometeorological hazards by providing an opportunity for researchers to network and begin to develop ideas to address the aims of the call.

The workshop will include an overview of the programme scope and application process, opportunities to network with researchers from the partner countries and begin the development of collaborative research projects, and a field trip to learn more about the flood research being undertaken by the University of Indonesia

The primary objective of this workshop is to provide UK, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand & Vietnam researchers in the space of Understanding the Impacts of Hydrometeorological Hazard in South East Asia with the opportunity to discuss ideas for research collaboration in the future.  Through discussions and networking, the workshop will aid in identifying and forming these partnerships.  The workshop will also provide more information on the upcoming Newton Fund joint research call for proposals on the topic with relevant funding partners in South East Asia.

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